VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
The VTCT Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (QCF) is focused towards those seeking to gain employment as a Sports Massage Therapist providing sports massage to prevent and manage injury.
Course Code: 71843
Duration: 32 to 33 Weeks
Through this qualification you will develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to apply sports massage methods competently to recent non-acute injury and pre-existing conditions.
Mandatory Units Include:
- Conducting subjective and objective assessment
- Provide sports massage techniques to prevent and manage injury
- Treatment modalities to support soft tissue repair.
Contact Hours per week
5 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials
A further 6 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments (To include practice on clients) in your own time per week, including use of online materials
General Entry Requirements:
- The VTCT Level 3 certificate or Diploma in sports massage therapy or equivalent qualification and
- The VTCT Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology with nutrition for sports therapies or equivalent qualifications
- Access Diploma in Foundation Studies with an overall average of 60%+
English Language Requirements for International students:
- Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
- PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English
Equivalent qualifications include:
- Grade C (or above) in GCSE English
- Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
- Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
- ESOL Level 2
Tier 4 Students:
- SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)
- Successful completion of the admissions process
- Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Where will it take me?
Graduates will be able to progress onto the VTCT Level 5 Certificate in Sports Massage (QCF), which will build upon the skills, knowledge and understanding gained at Level 4.
Graduates from Level 4 are also eligible to join the SMA (Sports Massage Association) at Level 4
How will it make me more employable?
Approximate prices below of extra costs:
- Uniform: T-shirt £15
- Equipment: Massage Oils £8 (500ml) & Portable massage plinth £100-£200 for use at home.
- Mandatory Access NI fee of £33.
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